Lessons from the Lord

Heavenly Dad

The first lesson the Lord taught me was how to have a relationship with Him as the father I never had. Click the Link above to read more.

Jesus is King

This was a more recent lesson, but without, the first lesson, Heavenly Dad wouldn’t be complete. God is triune. He is the Father, He is Jesus, and He is the Holy Spirit. As Jesus, He is the King of this world, and that changes ones faith.

Shedding Victimhood

God grieves with us over the pain we face, but He also desires for us to overcome that pain. There are many rewards laid up for those who do.

Shedding Past Pains

The trauma and struggles of our past can continue to hold us victim. Working together, King Jesus and I have shed those pains so that I can live in His freedom. Even in the face of horrific events, God is still good, and we can trust in His promise to work all things out for the good of those who love Him.

Emotional Freedom (Part 1)

We live in a culture defined by uninhibited expression of our feelings and emotions. But by doing so, we let them control us. Christ wants us to learn freedom from our emotions so that we may live for Him. Here, I talk about the necessity to overcome our emotions and the difference between feelings and emotions.

Emotional Freedom (Part 2): When God Initiates Negative Emotions in our lives

Victory from our negative emotions cannot be found apart from a right relationship with Christ. Once we decide to be a disciple of Jesus, He will love us by disciplining us. Sometimes with negative emotions. Through prayer and repentance, we have hope and victory.

Emotional Freedom (Part 3): Overcoming Satan and his forces

Once we decide to follow Christ, and live according to the pattern he set for us, Satan and his forces will do all they can to stop us. They will twist our emotions so that we’re ineffective in the assignments God has for us. But just as Jesus overcame Satan by rising from the dead, so can we.

Emotional Freedom (Part 4): Wrestling with the Old Self

Sometimes even when we’re walking with the Lord and have cast out demons, we can still struggle with strong negative emotions. But by using certain tools, we can still find freedom.

Emotional Freedom (Part 5): It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Christ doesn’t want us to be controlled by our emotions, but He does give us freedom to feel them when it’s appropriate. It’s our responsibility to know how and when to express them.

Entertaining Angels

There is a spiritual war raging around us. But God sends angels to aid us in this struggle. I was possibly visited by one of these angels once, and eagerly await when I will see King Jesus come again with His angels.

When My Children Became My Gods

The first commandment of the ten commandments is to have no other gods before God. Although most of us don’t bow down and worship statues, it can be surprisingly easy to let ourselves and other people become gods instead. When we do, our lives fall apart, but there’s hope.

When Hope (Seems To) Fail

One of the main messages of Christmas is hope. But there are years in our life when those prayers for hope go unanswered. Even though it seems like God has failed you, you’re not alone. And even when it’s hard to see, there is always hope.

When “Yes” Sounds Like “I Guess”

God asks us to complete tasks we don’t wish to complete nor will necessarily feel capable of completing. When that happens, we mustn’t run like Jonah did, but learn to say yes to the Lord even in our weakness.

The Seventh Day

I dislike resting, but it is both a command and a necessity.

The (Im)Perfect Home

No matter how much we like or dislike our home, we can take hope in knowing that, as believers in Christ, we will one day be welcomed to our perfect home.

Cleansed From Shame

After having a strong relationship with the Lord, I fell into a sinful practice. Even after I stopped, the shame didn’t go away. I felt like God couldn’t use me anymore. Then one day, He showed me the truth. He discarded my filthy rags of shame and clothed me with peace and hope.

Remember Your First Love

Sometimes in marriage, we can feel distant with our spouse, even as we live with them. The same can happen in our relationship with God. But God is always there calling out to us, waiting for our return.

Purpose for the Pain

Sickness, Illness, and disease are horrible and can make us question God’s love and involvement in our lives. But seek Jesus because He is waiting to tell you how important you are to Him.

Friendship’s Fiend

There are three adversaries which hinder us as we attempt to make friends, but with Jesus already as our friend, we can overcome these to create strong partnerships to support us through the ups and downs of life.

Trust the Science- Not the Scientists

In pride, most scientists chuff at the mention of God, yet there are a growing number of them who say that science actually gives proof of Intelligent Design. There is undeniable proof of Jesus and who he was. Because of this proof, we must hold Scripture as truth and form our worldview around it.

Easter Advent week 1: Remember Who You Are

The reason behind Easter, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the climax of our faith. This year, let’s spend extra time focusing on the Lord to celebrate why He came- for us.

Easter Advent Week 2: A Reason to Celebrate

Celebrations are a lot of work and they feel like they can lose their meaning over time, but God had a special purpose for them. He knew we would need celebrations to refresh and strengthen our souls.

Easter Advent Week 3: Perfection is a Burden You Don’t Have to Bear

As we grow in our faith, we want to hide our sins more. Falling is for toddlers, not for adults, but Jesus simply wants the honest and genuine you.

Easter Advent Week 4: Faith and Figs

There’s this often overlooked aspect of the week before Easter where Jesus curses a Fig tree, but this little event can teach us a lot about good, evil, God, and our faith.

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